This week’s episode of Preacher started in a very interesting way to say the least. Let me start off by saying it’s amazing what this show is gettin away with. From having a character who has a face that looks like an asshole to A sympathetic Hitler. This episode pushes it further by having an awkwardly long 2 minute sex scene with Jesus. Yes that Jesus. It’s interesting how he was portrayed in the way how while he was duty bound he also had wants and needs and a dirty little secret.
On the Preacher side of the story, Jessie teams up with Herr Starr to find out more information on were God is. The dynamic between the two is very good as Herr admits that he wanted to kill Jessie but realized it maybe better to have him work with him for now. Herr proceeds to drop a bomb shell on Jessie. Apparently they have the 25th great grandson of Jesus who is the Messiah. Jessie ‘s meeting with the Messiah wasn’t what he expected in the least bit as Humperdo seems more like a mentality challenge person than ancestor to god.
The story with Cassidy and Dennis is interesting because he is falling further into the dark side as Cassidy. It may come a point where Dennis Tulip seems to be having a hard time copping with Jessie and was finding comfort in playing Guitar Hero with Jane. Well that was until Jane made the mistake of talking about the robbery that Tulip never told her about. The plan she came up with to take her off the trail seemed to be a good one as well. But this won’t last for long as it seems this will come to ahead real soon.
Overall a solid episode that’s more or less a setup for the next episode.
Score 7.2 out of 10
Welcome to my list of the Summerslam results. I always find it annoying to have to go looking for the results so I put them all in one place.
So here we go:
During the pre-show the Miz and the Miztourage Def. Jason Jordan and The Hardy’s.
In the second pre-show match Neville Def. Tozawa to become the Cruiserweight Champ.
And in the final pre-show match The Usos Def. The New Day to regain the Smackdown Tag Titles.
Starting off the main show John Cena picks up the win against Baron Corbin.
The second match of the match has Natalya Def. Naomi to become the Smackdown Women’s champ.
In the third match of the night Big Cass Def. Big Show
In a very disappointing fourth match Randy Orton Def. Rusev.
In the fifth match and second Women’s title match Sasha Banks Def. Alexia Bliss to become the Raw Women’s Champ.
In the sixth night of the night The Demon King Def. Bray Wyatt.
In the seventh match of the night Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose become the new Raw Champs after they Def. Sheamus and Cesaro.
In the eight match of the night AJ Styles Def. Kevin Owens to retain the US Championship.
In the ninth Match of the night we have Shinsuke Nakamura VS Jinder Mahal in which Jinder Mahal Def. Nakamura to retain his championship.
Finally in the final match of the night the Fatal 4 Way we have Brock Lesner Def. Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, and Braun Strowman in an incredible match!!
This week’s episode of Game of Thrones gives us essentially their own version of the Suicide Squad. Off the bat the episode did a great job with the group banter. Any grievances they may have had before were being hashed out before the big battle. The banter between Tormund and the Hound was especially amusing. Especially when they started talking about Brianne of Tarth. This relationship also proves to matter later in the episode as the Hound saves Tormund’s life.
The episode also did a great job of showing the division between the sisters. It’s good that Arya was calling Sansa out for her treason. It’s also apparent that Sansa is very arrogant about her role in the Battle of the Bastards. While she indeed helped a great deal, one she had a vested interest and two if she would have told Jon about the Knight’s of the Veil earlier lives including her brother ‘s may have been saved. LittleFinger is doing a great job of manipulating both of them to get what he wants. But there is a good chance that this will 100% backfire on him.
The conversation between Tyrion and Daenerys was very solid indeed. It was amusing to see her comment on her attraction of Jon Snow. If nothing else Tyrion is very good with strategy and seeming to come up with plans for the plans of his sister.Tyrion also brought up an interesting point that since Danny can’t have kids when she is gone who will take over the Throne.
The highlight of this episode is of course the journey to bring back a White Walker. Which had many great moments including a battle with a a White Walker Bear! That wasn’t even the worst of there problems as they ended up being surrounded by an army of White Walkers with the only this protecting them from imminent death was the thin ice they stood on. The only chance they have is the hope that Gendry can get a raven to Daenerys in time. Fortunately for them she showed up in a big way to save them with all of her dragons!!! It was an epic scene made more epic by the tragedy that happened as the Night King killed one of her dragons in a very sad moment for the show. It was on the other hand an important moment as it showed Daenerys that the not only that the White Walkers are a threat but they can in fact kill her dragons. Unfortunately the dragon wasn’t the only one lost as we lost Benjen Stark as he showed up to save Jon from certain death. The biggest moments of the episode was surprisingly a quiet one as Danaerys declares war on the Night King and Jon calls her his queen. It will be interesting to see the results of this as I’m quite sure many in the North won’t be happy with this decision. They will have bigger problems to worry about as the The White Walkers have a new weapon that could easily sway any battle in there favor.
Score: 9.0 out of 10
After an exciting last episode it seemed fitting to slow the show down a little bit. Not only to better pace the show but to show us how this team will gel together. While they were sitting in the restaurant they were many great moments. One thing that was very evident was that the group itself has very good chemistry playing off each other. From the whole group listening and mocking the ridiculous things Danny says to the chemistry between Luke and Jessica every moment of the scene just felt right.
The episode gives us a better idea on why Matt finally decided to quit being Daredevil. Apparently he blames his self for the death of Electra and everything that came with it. I also appreciate the fact that they explained why Matt didn’t immediately detect her. It also makes sense why Matt didn’t tell the team about her and for now it’s Stick’s and his secret.
On the other side of things Danny is all is the key to this story. While it’s evident that he is far from the most popular member of the show it makes sense that they use the show to build on his character. Also while it made sense for Alexandra to try to talk Danny over to the dark side there was no chance at it was gonna happen and it left more silly than interesting. Overall a solid episode while it a light on action I’m sure the next episode will make up for that.
Score: 8.0 out of 10
Things are starting to ramp up in this show in a great way. Not only do we get a full return of Stick ( last episode was just a tease) but we get a well done story on how Electra is brought back to life. The escape of Stick was awesome as he realized that mentality that is not the same Electra that he once knew. Going as far as losing one of his hands in the process of escaping. And the moment when he appeared at Colleen Wing’s dojo.
The interplay in this episode was also great between Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock. Matt talking about Kilgrave and reading her file. Jessica following him and finding out there is more to him than it seems. The show is really doing a good job of empathizing that above all Jessica is a detective, and a good one at that. She is getting closer and closer to the truth of what’s going on.
Another great part of this episode is the way Luke and Danny was brought together. It made perfect sense that as soon as Claire heard about Danny she immediately setup a meeting to hash everything out because there after the same goals. Claire is the glue connecting all of them together so it seems like only a matter of time until she says have I know the others. It’s pretty funny that Luke kinda sees how ridiculous the notion of Danny Rand is. Also it’s interesting how the show kind of touched on Danny’s white privilege. Because he didn’t grow up in this land he doesn’t fully understand that sometimes there is a gray area that you sometimes have to work in. Also Danny pointed out that you have to think bigger than your neighborhood.
All of these moments in this episode lead to the big moment we waited for. The Defenders!!! Seeing them all together was short but sweet with the combination of Luke Cage and Iron Fist stealing the show. Say what you want about Finn Jones but he and Mike Colter work well together. I will even go as far to say instead of making a season two of Iron Fist just make Heroes for Hire. As great as the teamup was it’s a little puzzling that Matt did not realize that he was fighting Electra as soon as the fight started. But that is a small nicpick for an otherwise great episode.
Score 8.5 out of 10
This episode picks right up after the aftermath of the “earthquake “. What this episode has done a much better job of setting up the main characters better. We see the that Matt is very conflicted with the fact that he is not Daredevil anymore. Essentially choosing to salvage his life by mending fences with Foggy and Karen doesn’t seem enough. It was good to see Matt and Foggy back together again. There friendship always felt real and genuine. It’s good that Foggy is trying to help as Matt feels compelled to go back to the life of hanging out on rooftops and busting heads.
Jessica Jones story is progressing as well as she is getting deep into her case. Very interesting that the police force seems to know so much about her and her doings. It was also very amusing to see the brief interactions, between her and Misty as the latter is clearly not taken any crap from Jessica. Great seeing Jeri Hogarth is back on the show to warn Jessica about getting in to deep while covering her own ass. Covering so much in fact that she has got Foggy watching out for her to see if she gets in any trouble and boy did she get in trouble! Having a brief encounter with Electra and ending up getting arrested my Misty and of course Matt Murdock is now her lawyer.
The Luke Cage part of the episode feels very fun. It’s cool that each area of the show has a different feel to it. Harlem and Hell’s Kitchen feels like two different places. Not only that but Harlem has changed as well as there seems to be a new threat on the streets manipulating kids and killing them off when finish. It didn’t take long for Luke Cage to be back on the streets busting heads. Finding out that the bad guy behind this is “Whitehead”. The highlight of the episode is the first meeting between Luke Cage and Iron Fist. While it’s not a match made in heaven it was a solid fight scene between the two which will obviously end up leading to a team up.
Overall a solid second episode that is a better step in the right direction. Giving the characters more to do while slowly bring everyone’s story together. The a villain so far does not seem compelling but hopefully this will impress the series goes on.
Score 7.5 out of 10
A little over 2 years in the making we are finally getting our chance to see the culmination of the Netflix cinamatic universe with The Defenders. There has been some ups (Daredevil,Jessica Jones and Luke Cage) and there has certainly been some downs ( All of Iron Fist) but we are finally at the point that everyone was waiting for. So the big question is was the wait worth it?
Unfortunately we will not get an answer to that question in the first episode. The first episode of The Defenders feels more like a prologue to all the previous seasons of the Netflix. Giving you glimpses into everyone’s life a little after everything that happened to them. This would be a good thing but the problem with telling these shorter stories is that some of them aren’t compelling. Do we really care what Danny Rand was doing before Defenders? And apparently Matt Murdock was doing nothing because he has given up on being Dardevil.
Don’t get me wrong there is a lot to be excited for in this episode. There is a sense of coolness in not only seeing characters you love reunited ( Matt and Karen ) but seeing characters from the other shows interact with each other is a welcome treat too. While it didn’t happen too much in this episode the times that it did were worth it. Overall a solid first episode that’s really lite on the action but seems to be building to something bigger.